Cow on Curry (band)

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Cow on Curry
Background information
OriginSlovakia, Baránok, Talcon
GenresAlternative rock • Electronic music
Years active2018-2019; 2020-
LabelsGabelheit Records
Associated actsDJ Vemeno
Membership
MembersImrich Kvajda
S.S.
Oľga Bebečková
T.L.
Former membersA.H.
U.P.
T.K.

Cow on Curry (in Slovak Krava na Kari, stylized as Kráva na kari or KNK) is a Slovak-Talconian rock band active in years 2018-2019 and again from 2020. The band is very influential on another Baranese musical artists such as DJ Vemeno.

History of the band

2018-Formation and writing of poems

In December 2018, two only citizens of then-inactive Baránok, Imrich Kvajda and A.H., formed a duo that they named Cow on Curry, apparently because of a line in the comedy show ,,Red Dwarf”. First, the group was focused on writing and presenting poems, which they wrote around three. Then, the band remained inactive to the beginning of 2019.

2019 (January-June)-Golden age

In the beginning of 2019, the members of the band decided to write songs instead of poems. Then, another person, S.S., joined to the band as a drummer and percussionist. The first composition of the band looked like this:

On 29 June 2019, the band began to record their first song, Sushi, but it was never completed, as only first 10 seconds were recorded. This part remains the first thing recorded by the band, although it was never released or finished, as it is probably lost. Then, first quarrels inside the band occurred, especially between A.H. and S.S., who was criticised for his inactivity and fired immediately from the group. He replaced by U.P. on drums. But U.P. left on 27 August of that year for unknown reason. Later, it was found out that U.P. actually never left the group, but the members of the band added a wrong person to the chat.

He is totally ungrateful.

— A.H. after " wrong U.P." left the band chat.

2019 (July-December)-2020-Inactivity and breakup

The band fell to absolute inactivity in the end of July 2019 and did not try to record something. On 5th September 2019, the band officialy disbanded as the members decided not to continue, because they could not record anything[b]. A.H. and S.S. partially left the musical world and Kvajda focused on his solo-project DJ Vemeno.

2020-Reunion attempts and first album

On 29 May 2020, Kvajda and S.S. announced that the band reunites. T.L. joined the group shortly after the reunion. The band was still inactive, though, and was once again dissolved in summer of 2020. They once again reunited and quickly disbanded in September 2020. The future of the band was uncertain, although it still tried to regroup and record a new song. On 30 November 2020, Kvajda launched an unexpected online call during which he said he wishes to re-establish the group and hold a jam session. S.S. and Oľga Bebečková, other ex-members of the band, agreed and started the session. The four songs, which were recorded during it, were published together as the first album of the group, Buäčka.

Style

Cow on Curry was mainly an electronic band in the first years of existence, but now the band also focuses on acoustic and folk instruments and loud songs with only a few words.

Composition of the band

Current members

  • Imrich Kvajda- vocals, keyboards, guitar, drum machine (2018-2019; 2020-)
  • Oľga Bebečková- vocals, percussion, sound effects (2019; 2020-)
  • S.S.- vocals, Western concert flute (2018-2019; 2020-)
  • T.L.- flute, guitar (2019; 2020-)

Former members

  • A.H.- keyboards, syntethiser (2018-2019; 2020)
  • U.P.- drums, percussion (2019)
  • T.K.- keyboards (2019)

Notes

  1. Later, he played guitar instead of percussion.
  2. Coincidentally, it was that day when Baránok was re-established.